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  • MMOs in China
    Joystiq interviews Hoyt Ma of The9 talking about bringing the MMORPG World of Warcraft to the massive Chinese audience: "Korean-style games were dominating in China before WoW -- games with 2D graphics that require a lot of clicking like Diablo. WoW is one of the first western-style MMORPG games with 3D graphics, so there was that 2D mindset to overcome. But there were other barriers. WoW requires middle to high-end PC configurations, as well as a broadband Internet connection, and cost is a major barrier to Chinese gamers. Another issue was the perceived complexity with the interface input - Chinese gamers were used to the Korean games where you just click the mouse. However, during game testing, we discovered that newbies could pick up WoW within 5-10 minutes, so user friendliness was a very important consideration."
  • Red Cross
    Shacknews' Q&A with David Pratt of the Canadian Red Cross discusses the stink they are raising over the illegal use of the Red Cross logo in games. "Yeah, we're in touch with certainly the American Red Cross and others. Hoewver [sic], I want to emphasize this as strongly as possible, this involves people in the pdocution [sic] of toy kits, people in the medical profession, doctors and dentists who are appropriating the symbol for their own prupose [sic], people who repair computers who use the red cross as their symbol. There are literally countless examples. Any any given time within the Canadian Red Cross, we're dealing with over 100 cases. It doesn't involve just the games industry, it is cross-cutting, and even actually some governmental and non governmental organizations. "

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11. Red Cross Feb 12, 2006, 20:53 UnderLord
 
(andsweed? wish I could edit MY OWN posts, hint)
I thought maybe the logo was derived from the cross of St George, so I googled: "history of the red cross".
The first hit is a bit of an eye opener about the U.S version!
http://www.counterpunch.org/allen10202005.html
The founder of the original Red Cross would doubtless be rather displeased by the modern time wasters.
http://www.icrc.org/Web/Eng/siteeng0.nsf/iwpList288/E4986214B3F2CF1DC1256B66005B0ED2
They are also known elsewhere as Red Crescent and Red Lion (Sun was dropped in 1980) Good luck changing the name of hundreds of pubs in England!
The flag question is answered here:-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Cross_%28symbol%29
It's a reverse Swedish flag, to symbolise neutrality, what a good concept, they should try it!


 
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  1. Feb 12, 14:57 re:MMOs in China ledhead1969
  16. Feb 12, 23:40  Re: re:MMOs in China Charlie_Six
  2. Feb 12, 15:01 red cross logo? Jim
  3. Feb 12, 15:27  Re: red cross logo? asrof
  9. Feb 12, 20:02   Re: red cross logo? Masa
  13. Feb 12, 21:47    Re: red cross logo? skyguy
  4. Feb 12, 15:56  Re: red cross logo? nin
  5. Feb 12, 16:46 No subject  CrushBug 
  6. Feb 12, 17:01  Re: No subject nin
  7. Feb 12, 17:09   Re: No subject Squirmer
  8. Feb 12, 17:13  Re: No subject skyguy
  10. Feb 12, 20:52 Red Cross UnderLord
>> 11. Feb 12, 20:53 Red Cross UnderLord
  12. Feb 12, 21:35 No subject  CrushBug 
  15. Feb 12, 22:47  Re: No subject A51Abductee
  18. Feb 13, 05:09  Re: No subject Raven
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  20. Feb 13, 08:22    Re: No subject Beady
  21. Feb 13, 09:38     Re: No subject nin
  22. Feb 13, 12:09    Re: What to use instead of red crosses  CrushBug 
  14. Feb 12, 22:35 No subject Tarrant
  17. Feb 13, 00:32 Neutrality Zorianarki
  23. Feb 13, 14:29 Red Cross Alternative UnderLord
  24. Feb 13, 15:22 WOW: China Kxmode


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